NVIDIA PC Gaming

NVIDIA exec believes new consoles will push PC gaming forward

By on June 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

NVIDIA exec believes new consoles will push PC gaming forward

Even though NVIDIA was passed over for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the company’s senior vice president, Toni Temasi, is excited for Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles. Both gaming systems, and even Nintendo’s Wii U, are powered by hardware designed by rival chipmaker AMD. But Temasi said that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have helped close the performance gap between PC and console gaming, The Verge reported. The executive noted that the company’s $1,000 GeForce GTX Titan graphics card is roughly two and a half times more powerful than the PlayStation 4, compared to 13-times more powerful than the PlayStation 3. He believes that the new consoles will help “raise the bar” for PC gaming, adding that developers will no longer be intimidated by high-end PC graphics and can now “build really awesome content that can then scale to the PC.”

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NVIDIA Tegra 4i Release Date

LTE-ready NVIDIA Tegra 4i devices coming in early 2014

By on June 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

LTE-ready NVIDIA Tegra 4i devices coming in early 2014

Earlier this year, NVIDIA announced a variant of its quad-core Tegra 4 processor that adds support for LTE radios. The Tegra 4i is equipped with four cores that can be clocked to up to 2.3GHz, a fifth processing core for battery conservation and an integrated NVIDIA i500 LTE modem. The chip also includes support for LTE Advance networks and NVIDIA’s Chimera camera technology. AnandTech reports that the Tegra 4i processor will debut in smartphones and tablets in the first quarter of 2014. Furthermore, NVIDIA has also designed a ‘Brand’ smartphone can be sold by wireless carriers. The handset is equipped with a 4.8-inch 720p display, a quad-core Tegra 4i processor, 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage and a 13-megapixel camera. NVIDIA said the Brand smartphone will be priced between $300 to $400 without any subsidies, while other Tegra 4i-based phones could retail for under $200 with no contract.

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NVIDIA Tegra 4i LTE-Advanced

NVIDIA updates Tegra 4i processor, adds LTE-Advanced support

By on May 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM.

NVIDIA updates Tegra 4i processor, adds LTE-Advanced support

In effort to curb ongoing market loss to Qualcomm and Samsung, NVIDIA has continued to aggressively upgrade its quad-core Tegra 4 mobile processor. The company on Tuesday announced that its Tegra 4i CPU, a variant of the Tegra 4 that includes an integrated LTE modem, has been updated to support LTE-Advanced networks with speeds of up to 150Mpbs, an increase from traditional LTE speeds of 100Mbps. NVIDIA notes that because of its “software defined radio technology” it can add support for new technologies with a simple software update, making the chip more future-proof than its competitors’. In the future, the company is also planning to update the processor to be compatible with voice-over-LTE technology. NVIDIA’s press release follows below. More →

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NVIDIA Shield specs release date

NVIDIA Shield available in June for $349, preorders begin today

By on May 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM.

NVIDIA Shield available in June for $349, preorders begin today

NVIDIA on Tuesday announced the upcoming availability of its Shield gaming console. The Android-powered handheld will be one of the first devices to be equipped with NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor, which includes 72 custom graphics cores and four Cortex-A15 processing cores. The controller features dual analog joysticks, a full-sized D-Pad, left and right analog triggers and A/B/X/Y buttons, and can even stream PC games from a GeForce GTX GPU-powered computer. The Shield is also equipped with a built-in 5-inch 720p multi-touch display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD slot, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, a mini-HDMI port and runs a stock version of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. More →

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NVIDIA CEO promises next-gen mobile graphics will topple iPad's 'vintage 1999' games [video]

NVIDIA CEO promises next-gen mobile graphics will topple iPad’s ‘vintage 1999′ games [video]

By on April 12, 2013 at 9:10 PM.

NVIDIA CEO promises next-gen mobile graphics will topple iPad’s ‘vintage 1999′ games [video]

An NVIDIA executive was recently quoted saying that mobile devices will soon begin to outperform the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The company’s chief executive, Jen-Hsun Huang, gave proof of this statement at NVIDIA’s investor meeting earlier this week. The CEO showed off the company’s next-generation mobile chip, known as Kepler Mobile, and claimed that it is capable of delivering the same high quality graphics found in its desktop line of graphics cards. Huang said that thanks to NVIDIA, mobile devices will be able to play high-end PC games such as Battlefield 3. More →

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NVIDIA Mobile Graphics

NVIDIA exec: Next-generation mobile graphics will outperform Xbox 360 and PS3

By on April 2, 2013 at 3:38 PM.

NVIDIA exec: Next-generation mobile graphics will outperform Xbox 360 and PS3

The next generation of mobile graphics will be able to deliver better performance than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, according to NVIDIA’s (NVDA) SVP of content and technology Tony Tamasi. Speaking to Bit-tech, the executive noted that current gaming systems are “barely more powerful” than mobile devices and he believes that upcoming smartphones and tablets powered by NVIDIA chipsets will finally begin to outperform traditional gaming consoles. More →

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Tegra 4 Snapdragon 800 Benchmarks

NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor is the fastest mobile CPU, beating Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800

By on March 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM.

NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 processor is the fastest mobile CPU, beating Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800

A variety of benchmark test results last month revealed that NVIDIA’s (NVDA) next-generation mobile processor will be hard to beat. The Tegra 4 processor displayed vast improvements over older Tegra 3 models and in some cases resulted in scores that nearly quadrupled the performance of older devices. According to a new report, NVIDIA’s latest processor is even faster than Qualcomm’s (QCOM) flagship Snapdragon 800 CPU. More →

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NVIDIA Tegra 4 Tablet Hands-on

Hands on with NVIDIA’s blazing fast Tegra 4 reference tablet

By on February 26, 2013 at 6:25 PM.

Hands on with NVIDIA’s blazing fast Tegra 4 reference tablet

In a world where frequent technology shifts are commonplace, it’s tough to stand out. Phones are getting bigger and faster with each passing month and crafting a device with real-world performance that truly impresses is a challenging task. While the reference tablet we played with today at NVIDIA’s (NVDA) booth will never reach consumers’ hands, the internals are very much worthy of your attention, as there’s a good chance that they’ll serve as the powerhouse in your next smartphone or tablet. More →

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Tegra 4 Bechmarks

Tegra 4 performance crushes current-gen processors

By on February 25, 2013 at 11:35 PM.

Tegra 4 performance crushes current-gen processors

NVIDIA’s (NVDA) next-generation processors won’t be available in devices until later this year, however early benchmarks have revealed that the new chipset will be worth the wait. Engadget ran a variety of benchmark tests on one of the company’s Tegra 4 reference tablets and was left with scores that in some cases nearly quadrupled the performance of older Tegra 3 devices. More →

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NVIDIA Tegra 4i

NVIDIA unveils new Tegra 4i processor with built-in LTE

By on February 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM.

NVIDIA unveils new Tegra 4i processor with built-in LTE

NVIDIA (NVDA) on Tuesday announced its first Tegra processor with an integrated LTE chip. The 2.3GHz quad-core Tegra 4i, which brings the company in closer competition with Qualcomm (QCOM) and its line of Snapdragon CPUs, is equipped with 60 custom GPU cores, a fifth processing core for battery conservation and an integrated NVIDIA i500 LTE modem. It also includes NVIDIA’s Chimera camera technology that is capable of capturing HDR panorama shots without requiring a single-direction sweep. The company calls its the new processor the most efficient, highest performance CPU core on the market, noting that it will provide “amazing computing power, world-class phone capabilities, and exceptionally long battery life.” NVIDIA’s press release follows below. More →

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NVIDIA Tegra 4 Release Date

Tegra 4 devices may not be available until August

By on February 14, 2013 at 8:56 PM.

Tegra 4 devices may not be available until August

NVIDIA (NVDA) announced its next-generation mobile processor at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The Tegra 4’s performance was demonstrated in the company’s own Project Shield gaming console, NVIDIA still hasn’t set a firm release date. During a conference call with financial analysts on Wednesday, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed that Tegra 4 shipments will begin towards the end of the second quarter. More →

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NVIDIA Tegra 4 Specs

NVIDIA unveils Tegra 4 mobile processor with five CPU cores, 72 GPU cores

By on January 7, 2013 at 8:25 AM.

NVIDIA unveils Tegra 4 mobile processor with five CPU cores, 72 GPU cores

NVIDIA got an early start on Sunday as it unveiled its next-generation mobile processor ahead of the CES 2013 rush. Dubbed Tegra 4, the follow-up to NVIDIA’s industry-leading Tegra 3 processor offers significant performance enhancements on a 28nm process. NVIDIA says its new chip provides four times the processing performance of its previous-generation Tegra processor, and it also includes integrated LTE capabilities. More →

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NVIDIA Tegra 4 Leak

NVIDIA’s newest chip may be six times more powerful than the Tegra 3

By on December 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM.

NVIDIA’s newest chip may be six times more powerful than the Tegra 3

The chips race between NVIDIA’s Tegra system on a chip (SoC) and Qualcomm’s (QCOM) Snapdragon mobile processors is heating up. NVIDIA is gearing up to announce the Tegra 4 (code-named “Wayne”) that’ll offer big improvements over current Tegra 3 SoCs according to ChipHell. A leaked NVIDIA slide suggests Tegra 4 will have a “4-Plus-1 Quad Core Eagle” CPU, 72-core GPU (20x the power of Tegra 2 and six times more powerful than Tegra 3), DD3L memory support, 2560 x 1600 pixel-resolution support along with VP8 acceleration and H.264HP, 28 nanometer process for lower power consumption and USB 3.0 support. A release time-frame isn’t included in the slide, but Engadget surmises NVIDIA will make an announcement no later than Mobile World Conference in February 2013. More →

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